On Sunday the 6th of November 2011, Bruce Gall did a 2 hour Synth.nl Special on my music. He played all 12 tracks of my Apollo album and we did an extensive interview between the tracks. The show was broadcasted on AR FM. With kind permission of Bruce, I put a copy of the interview on my website. I shortened the music and removed most of the commercials so that it is easier for you to listen to the interview. You can find it on my website on this URL:
There you can also find my previous interviews. I hope you enjoy it, at least I did :)
Recently I did a very nice interview with Terry Hawke during his weekly Hawkes Chill Out Sessions at Harbourough FM
We especially talked about my new 'Apollo' album and what it means to me, but of course some other stuff as well. You can find a copy here:
Next week I'll do another interview with Bruce Gall on his Sunday Synth radio show. I'll try to record that as well, but you can also tune in live on Sunday 6th of November from 10-12 AM (UK time) at http://www.arfm.co.uk
I hope you enjoy it! At least I did :)
Yesterday I released my fourth solo CD. For this album, I was inspired by the Apollo Moon missions, undertaken by NASA during the 60’s and 70’s of the previous century. Since I was born in 1969, the same year that Neil Amstrong set foot on the Moon, I have always felt a very strong connection to this event. Listening to this album will take you on a voyage from the Earth to the Moon and back again. Many of the astronauts that actually took this journey have stated that they went up there to discover the Moon, yet really discovered Earth. Before Apollo, no-one had ever traveled far enough away to actually see the whole planet in one view. Pictures of that beautiful blue marble floating in space have become famous the world over and have made mankind feel more interconnected than ever before. In my opinion, the Moon landings represent human’s greatest technological achievement up to date. I really hope to live the day that we will be able to return there.The album was released by Groove Unlimited at the Electronic Circus Festival in Gütersloh Germany on the 1st of October 2011. You can find more information, sales links and sound clips on this URL: http://www.synth.nl/Apollo
It is always very scary to put a new album out there in the wild, but I guess waiting won't make it less scary ;) So, today I decided to put 5 tracks online for you on my website. Just like it did with my previous albums these are Low Quality MP3 files. The Quality on the CD will be much better and there are 12 tracks on the CD with a total length of 71 minutes. I selected these tracks, but I could have taken others as well. I think the album is very varied so it is difficult to take a few tracks to represent the whole album, but I guess this will give you a rough idea. The tracks are in a Flash player, so in able to hear them you will need a recent version of Adobe Flash player installed on your computer. If you don't have Flash you will have to wait a little longer until the tracks come available on various other websites. You might need to clear you browser cache by the way if you visited this page before and don't see tracks in the player. I hope you like the music you can find it on http://www.synth.nl/Apollo. The album will be released on CD on the 1st of October 2011. You can already order it from Groove Unlimited. The sales link is next to the player. Enjoy!
Last week I signed a record contract with my label Groove Unlimited for my upcoming Apollo album. So now everything is official. Apollo will be released on the 1st of October on the Electronic Circus festival in Gütersloh Germany.
You can already pre-order the album from Groove Unlimited and if you pick it up from either the Electronic Circus Festival in Germany on the 1st of October or the E-live festival in Oirschot in the Netherlands on the 15th of October you will get an additional 10% discount and of course no shipping costs.
You can find more information on the festivals on these URL's:
Electronic Circus Festival -> http://www.electronic-circus.net/
E-live Festival -> http://www.e-live.nl
You can pre-order the album from Groove Unlimited on this URL -> http://www.groove.nl/jump2.php?artiest=synth.nl
The album will be available later from more locations, both as physical CD and also as digital download in high quality. You can find more information on the album here -> http://www.synth.nl/Apollo
I'm currently still working hard on finishing both the album and the artwork. Also the mastering still has to be done. Preview will follow as soon as possible. Please contact me if you have any questions. I also put a new design on the website to get in the Apollo mood. I hope you like it :) And please let me know if you run into any kind of problems.